The race to sign Fenerbahce goal machine Vedat Muriqi is heating up with Sabah claiming that West Ham United have joined London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in chasing a striker who has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski.
The 25-year-old has barely stopped scoring in the last 12 months. After hitting 17 for Caykur Rizespor last season, he got his big break at Fenerbahce and hasn’t looked back.
A hulking 6ft 4ins centre-forward with his hair tied up in a bun, Muriqi shares a number of similarities with Ibrahimovic on the pitch and off it too, though Fenerbahce team-mate Max Kruse feels he more closely resembles Bayern Munich’s evergreen number nine.
“I compare him to Lewandowski. I think he will be at Bayern's level in 2-3 seasons,” Kruse told Aksam this week.
And after a goal in Kosovo’s thrilling 5-3 defeat to England at St Mary’s on Tuesday night, West Ham have joined the race for a player who might well be on his way out of Fenerbahce after just half a season at the Istanbul giants.
The report adds that Napoli, AC Milan and Inter would love to bring the late-blooming 25-year-old to Serie A while Muriqi has admirers in Spain too in the shape of Atletico Madrid and Valencia.
But with West Ham paying a club-record fee to sign Sebastien Haller to the London Stadium over the summer, would Davids Gold and Sullivan be willing to invest a huge sum in another centre-forward come the turn of the year?
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